Starlink keeps the promise of satellite internet
Starlink keeps the promise of satellite internet

SpaceX plans to use Project Starlink to deliver high-speed internet with download speeds of at least 25 Mbps to 6 million homes and businesses in the United States.

This project demonstrates testing of internet performance, download speed from 102 Mbps to 103 Mbps, upload speed from 40.5 Mbps to 42 Mbps, and latency from 18 to 19 ms.

These numbers are much better than traditional satellite internet numbers that can be compared to low cable internet.

Other independent third-party tests showed poor performance. Users posted on (TestMy.Net) showed an average download speed of 37.04MB / s and a top speed of 91.04MB / s.

Additional tests showed that the download speed was 103 Mbit / s, the download speed was 41.99 Mbit / s and the delay was 18 ms.

The Linux-powered Starlink satellite is still in the testing phase and has nearly 775 satellites in orbit, well below its original target of 12,000 satellites.

SpaceX has asked the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to launch 30,000 satellites for the Starlink project.

According to Elon Musk, founder and CEO of SpaceX, SpaceX needs about 400 satellites for additional coverage and 800 satellites for medium coverage.

Demand for Starlink Express is also growing: SpaceX recently applied to the Federal Communications Commission for a license to provide 5 million user stations in addition to the original request for 1 million radio stations.

Previously, 700,000 registered residents of the United States were informed of the availability of services.

Not only individuals, but also rural governments like the Northern Ontario Community (FONOM) are looking for Starlink's broadband services.

“We know today that citizens need faster internet connections and we believe Starlink is our best option,” FONOM President Danny Wallen said in a press release.

SpaceX lacks user stations and a closer look at the company's order shows that SpaceX is expected to produce thousands of user stations per month.

The project satellites can offer broadband at an acceptable rate, but it could take months to meet the needs of thousands of user stations.

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